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Countdown to the 1940 Census: Thank Goodness It’s Census Day!

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It’s a Census Cornucopia!

Never before have we looked forward to a Monday more than today.   Probably not since Monday, April 1, 2002 when the 1930 Census data was released to the public.  We’ve been busy getting ready for today’s event at 11:00am and we’re ecstatic to share in this historic moment with our patrons, novice and avid genealogists.

To get you in the mood here are some tidbits related to the 1940 Census release:

Cool 1940 Census fact: Tom Lieb, former Loyola Marymount University football coach in Los Angeles, was working as an enumerator when he received the call to coach at University of Florida.  I learned this cool fact from Jessica Green’s blog which has a series of Census related posts.

From the Omaha Morning World-Herald, Sunrise Edition in Omaha, Nebraska

on April 1, 1940

Navigating the 1940 Census:  We have created a helpful resource to guide you through your journey of finding family and friends in the 1940 Census.  Use this resource to help you find your ancestors’ enumeration districts before spending time reading the Census rolls accessible at


Wake County Census Workers:  We certainly never published the names of the Census workers in the newspaper during the 2010 Census, but how wonderful it is to see a list of names that served as enumerators in Wake County.   From the article below, we learn that the manager was named E.A. Hughes who revealed that 172 people qualified for the 90 available enumerator positions.  The article lists enumerators from Cary Township, Holly Springs, Little River, and Neuse among several other areas in Wake County.


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